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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Travel disruption as high winds continue

Roads, rail, air and sea are all affected as Ireland takes a battering.

Ballymore Road between Punchestown and Naas this morning. This has since been cleared.
Ballymore Road between Punchestown and Naas this morning. This has since been cleared.
Image: @rosebecca

Update 13:59

THE SEVERE WEATHER has affected travel plans for people all across the country today.

With thousands across the country without power and telephone services, the storm has also impacted on rail services and flights with power lines and trees down and strong winds sticking around.

In Dublin, Pearse St Station is closed for the day because of storm damage to the roof. Trains will be passing through the station but will not stop there.

Irish Rail said all trains are running on all routes with some delays:

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At Dublin Airport, some flights were diverted or delayed. In a statement, the DAA said:

Passengers are advised to check with their airline’s website before coming to Dublin Airport today.

Aer Lingus said that a number of its flights are delayed or cancelled today and Ryanair is reporting delays on some flights but said it has no cancellations today.

Irish Ferries had already cancelled their Swift sailings for today because of high winds and seas.

Flights out of Shannon airport have been affected, but flights are arriving in Cork again after being diverted to Shannon late last night.

Across the country, AA Roadwatch and gardaí are reporting trees and debris on roads with surface water making some roads impassable.

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In all cases, travellers are advised to check with their operator before departing and motorists are urged to slow down and take care on the roads.

Travel disruption as high winds continue
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    A crew from Dublin City Council work on an overflowing drain on the Howth Road in Dublin.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    A crew from Dublin City Council work on an overflowing drain on the Howth Road in Dublin.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    . People check the departures board in Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport today.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    A general view of the departures area in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport today.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    A general view of the Aer Lingus customer service area in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport today.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

- With additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

First published: 08:59

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